Photo Credits

Front page and left sidebar banner image:

  • Portrait of Melville, Joseph O. Eaton, 1870, *61Z-4 by permission of Houghton Library.
  • Books owned by Melville, by permission of Houghton Library and William Reese.

Endpaper color scheme:

  • Burgundy, Matthew Arnold, New Poems, *AC85.M4977.Zz867a, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Brown, Omar Khayyám, Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám, *AC85.M4977.Zz878o, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Beige, Works of Eminent Masters , *fAC85.M4977.Zz854w, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.

"Online Catalog of Books and Documents Owned, Borrowed and Consulted by Herman Melville":

  • Spine and front free endpaper verso of "Catalogue of Library." MS Am 188.4, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Title and front endpaper of Melancholy... Drawn Chiefly from the Celebrated Work Intitled, Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy. *AC85.M4977.Zz801b., by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Binding and front flyleaf of James Boaden's Portraits of Shakespeare. *AC85.M4977.Zz824b, by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Lists of "Books obtained in London," "Books obtained in Paris," and "Books obtained in Germany," from Melville's 1849 Journal. bMS Am 188 (371), by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Wiley & Putnam account statement showing Herman Melville's charges for books, bMS 188 (516), by permission of Houghton Library, Harvard University.
  • Entries in the Alphabetical and Circulating Ledgers of the New York Society Library. From the Collection of the New York Society Library.
  • The German Novelists, Vol. 1, 258, translated by Thomas Roscoe. From the collection of the New York Society Library.
  • Front cover and ms catalogue entries for books lent by Evert A. Duyckinck. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
  • Entries for books charged to readers in the Daily Ledger of the Astor Library, North Building. Manuscripts and Archives Division, The New York Public Library, Astor, Lenox and Tilden Foundations.
  • Call slip from an unidentified library. By permission of Houghton Library.